Adoptee


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Adoptee

A substitute label for an adopted person, which some regard as pejorative, as it defines an individual based on his or her adoptive status.
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Hence, when the 'non-whiteness' of transnational adoptees was finally acknowledged in Swedish adoption discourse, it was framed as non-Swedishness.
Several companies provide tests that can confirm whether adoptees are related to individuals they already know.
These records may yield important clues that will enable an adoptee to find his or her biological parents--for example, the names of the parents, the city and state of birth, or the name of the hospital or maternity home.
and this differentness over time has become an issue for the adoptees who are already grown, and will become an issue for the many adoptees who are still children as they grow up and find their place in the world.
The judge found that the provisions that opened past records violated the privacy of adoptees and birth parents who want their records to remain sealed.
Because adoptees lose their birth parents, they are deprived of health information, social history, cultural history, and status (Nickman, 1996).
To address the topic, we invited two adoptees and an adoptive mom to tell their stories in the following pages.
how the birth relatives and the adoptee name one another
While it was not until much later that adoption became a separate focus of agencies, the development of governmental policies to regulate procedures and institute standards protecting not only adoptees but also biological and adoptive families began on the state level.
More than a story about an adoptee seeking her roots, this is a story of a woman finding herself, almost in spite of what she finds out about her family.
McBirnie croit que la strategie de marketing adoptee contribuera a attirer davantage d'etudiants etrangers.